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CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 10:00am EST
the taliban and it environment in southern afghanistan and western pakistan. and it was born as an attempt at new america by a diverse group of researchers to try to get at some of the diversity of the taliban itself at a time when the united states was really puzzling over its resurgence as a movement, as a political force in afghanistan, as a military challenge, and really a challenge that had been neglected in the years after the 2001 defeat of the islamic emirates of afghanistan in which revived and presented itself as a really grave dilemma to the obama administration as it arrived in 2009. and so our effort was to do what think tanks do which is just to try to provide some ground truth and some complexity and granularity about this phenomenon, recognizing that the sort of clicheed iml imagine of a one-eyed mullah and his band of devoted and intractable fanatics was inadequate and really a falsifying of the problem. so the purpose was not to prosecute a particular view of the taliban, but just to start to document some sections of its diversity and some aspects of its characte
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 11:00am EST
questions. one of the main arguments is two days ago good situation or environment for pursuing negotiation of describing 2004. i want to know in light of all the things we know of what the government has received about the taliban and the americans, why does it say that americans taliban ace would find this two days good times in early 2000 when i mentioned iran. could you please elaborate more? the other is in passing i heard something about him yet and iran. they have any role is to discuss. thank you very much. >> katie from the department of state. mr. abbas, you linked the reference, the growth of ttp to the lack of support received two bodies. i went to see if you would kindly clarify for domestic political will and pride i should put that to be provided to? >> u.s. commission on international religious freedom for professor abbas and professor gopal. the role of privilege and in the pakistani offer religious terms. does that play with the populations of taliban assigned? says something that brings people closer to them or is that political verbiage in a different dressin
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 8:00am EST
. i was just wondering if you could talk a little bit about the environment and environmental issues. here in this country whenever we talk about new exploration, we're also talking about environmental implications, and we hear about disasters here. we don't really hear much about them in russia, though i'm sure they exist and can be quite massive. so i wonder if you could just talk about that a bit. >> well, here we come to the guilty part of the guilty love. because i'm as conscious as everyone else that we are, in a sense, too clever for our own good. by the way, one of the unfortunate consequences of this bonanza that we are, that we have just, that we are now harvesting is that we are headed in all likelihood for an era of quite possibly cheaper hydrocarbons and certainly very abundant hydrocarbons. that thing which is so easy to us, which is to climb into our car and drive around to the nearest gas station is something that's going to get easier and easier and easier. for the next generation. and this is very bad news for the environment, there's no question about that. fortuna
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
a person that has covered the environment for as long as i have, the surprise me. you get into hydraulic fracturing which is now all over the news. the interior department today is going to put out rules for fracking on public land. correct me if i wrong, but you almost make the case that that corporate philosophy gave them a blood spot. even more surprising because you make an amazing point, and i remember this. as a young engineer the company, he was using the technique. and so do you think in that one case, that corporate philosophy of manager risks, make sure we make a certain return on what we do hindered them from tapping into what is now is used economic opportunity in this country with natural gas? >> there were slow, but they are often slow. then there decisive. they get there late in by there weekend. they've never had a reputation faugh. they have a story they tell themselves about their successes. and they have some degree by and large their strength is financial and operating. generally if they fail to discover something for themselves they can buy it. they've been
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 12:00am EST
book -- i think that, as a person that's covered energy and environment for as long as i have -- this surprised me. you get into hydraulic fracturing which is now all over the news. today going to put out rauls for fracking on public lands. and you almost -- and you almost make the case that corporation prosecute -- that corporate philosophy gave them a blind spot when it came to high drawlic fracturing, and you make an amazing point that rex tillerton, as a young engineer at the company, actually was using the technique and so do you think in that one case in the fracking case, that corporate philosophy of, let's manage our risks, make sure we make a certain return on what we do -- hinder them from tapping into what is now this huge gas, huge economic opportunity in this country with natural gas? >> guest: they were slow but they're often slow and then they're dissive. so they get to places late and then buy their way in. that's their pattern. never had a great reputation as the greatest spoil goss discoverers. i'm sure they have some wins and a story they tell. thes about successes
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
business to do a lot of lip service about the altruism but in the globally competitive environment if you are, you can run some ads but you are not going to be altruistic. there's a bass that that philosophy and that's what we teach in the backup schools and the basic rule of privatism as to what works. here's the dilemma. lots of things work in the short term that are incredibly district in the long term. the amortization mortgages, said prime lending worked for years and there were economic disasters. it's one of the biggest problems coming you can't be rational because rationality demands a long-term perspective. you can't act on principle because pragmatism has no principles. it's not surprising we have so many ethical violations in business because people don't act on principle, and you can't be principal if you don't believe that you have principle. you have to do what works. with pragmatism it's the mentality. and we are releasing that right now in that debate that we are going on in the country to the we have massive deficits and the social security, medicare and every body knows
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 10:00am EST
destroyed millions of acre ors of coca and rain forest and environment. this is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. we're literally scorching the lungs of the earth. but colombia is bigger than texas and california combined. the same is true of bolivia, the same is true of peru. these are very large land masses, and trying to eradicate coca is like trying to have a war on canned lions in the united states. you know, good luck, it's not possible. nonetheless,ing our drug warriors did this in colombia. so after 12 years of merciless onslaught of eradication, 12 years ago 90% of cocaine in the united states originated from colombia. after a dozen years of intense drug war in colombia, today about 95% of u.s. cocaine originates from colombia. whereas less than 1% originates from bolivia. and the bolivians actually have done much better in terms of eradication of excess coca and interdiction of cocaine, some of its transiting through peru to brazil and argentina, other countries. but also their own illicit cocaine, they've captured and ask seized more of that than prev
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
. how well did he do getting things done with a polarized environment? >> that is a terrific question. it is hard to answer, if part of the answer is the following, when lyndon johnson became majority leader of the senate in 1955 the senate was and has been for decades, let's put it that way, same mess, hard to believe, the same dysfunctional mess and it is today. bills couldn't get past. the power in front of the president wasn't a party, republicans against democrats, half of the democrats in the senate, southern democrats who were just as conservative as can be imagined on civil rights and everything else and in that year, 1965 if i have the number right, 16 great standing committees of the senate, republicans were chairman of nine of them and senior committee post was stacked with them. they stopped every president because no one seems to realize it. and when they realize the midwestern republicans were on the same side, and anyone got a major domestic bill through congress. and the senate becomes the center of governmental energy and creativity, he -- majority leader for six year
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm EST
environment where those things are not held in regard and i was ridiculed. i was harassed, teachers pet, talking like a white boy, all these things are not made. the irony was the only reason it didn't taste too likely kids at the school took a liking to me and defended me they are much bigger than anyone else. i might've been held back a couple grades. but it is going through that experience and realizing there was all this animosity when it came to not just race, but the whole archetype of what it meant to be black. i talk about what it means to be authentically like in someone who believes in the dignity and work of every individual and how that individual was named in the image of god, i take exception that there's a standard that says this is what it means to be black and anyone who doesn't fit in to this box can possibly be black. jesse jackson a couple years ago saying you can't be against the president's health care plan and call yourself black. why not? last time i looked in the mirror i qualified. so the whole experience i had an outlet near with a challenge to the whole notio
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 12:00pm EST
, they're not into the murder murdered for taking a stand. some of the relatively freer environment, they're able to create conditions for the modern is that. >> host: talk about some of the people of the movement. who were the people who most of those things? was a king, mathematics, and death of avarice, stokely carmichael? >> guest: all of them had different roles in the movement pier one at the ways in which i tried to explain to students is rosa parks made the cooking possible. martin luther king didn't make rosa parks possible. if she had done what she did for refusing to give up her seat on that last, martin luther king would've simply been an articulate, well meaning baptist minister. it's because of rosa parks that were talking about him today. she opened up the possibility for him to display those qualities that he had been to rise to the occasion. >> host: she also said russia was sitting on the best refusing to give up her seat, she was thinking about emmett till, the 14th of black way from chicago who went to mississippi in 1855 and because he was a better way women, wa
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm EST
environment for people and they've come this way. the financials and their mid to late 50s us something we know. they are happier with life so there's something to look forward to. on the other hand it's the many reasons why they are a bit more gullible or some of the mark. what everybody is. but there is a lot of questioning. the third part is there has been a concerted effort so freely since the 1950's i would argue that it's gotten more with each passing year. the ten stocks to select which is no enron but it's absolutely true the government didn't a bailout enron. cnbc is legitimate. they are that financially savvy, no matter what they say. and so they come to the show and it looks great. of thing is of course these people are persuasive. people -- nobody is walking around outside the saying don't trust the word i'm saying. and these people tell me this is what they believe and they are bred to try these products and see what happens. i spoke to people, i spoke to one person that never forgot this she told me that he lost a couple hundred thousand dollars. what lessons did you take fro
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 10:00pm EST
environment for people, and thicks like the money show hold themselves out as come this way, we're going to help you. >> now, they do something else too that's disstressing which is we all know, you know, financial smarts peak in the mid to late-50s. this is something we know. we tend to be less doubting as we get older. on the plus side, elderly people are happier with life than us at middle age. something to look forward to there. earpd, it's one of the many reasons why they are more gullible. >> host: yeah. >> guest: some of them are, obviously, not everybody is. there's a lack of questioning. the third part is there's been a concerted effort to sell us on all of this since the 1950s i argue, but it's gotten more extreme with each passing year, and it's given legitimacy. you know, you pick up "fortune" magazine, and there's ten stocks to select. i always love 2007, and they picked aig saying it's no enron. that's true. the government did not bail out enron. >> host: true. >> guest: cnbc gives legitimacy to this stuff. to a lot of people, again, most people are not financial savv
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 12:00am EST
sight this is an incredibly scary the environment and the money show says he will help you. also we know our financial smarts peek at the mid-50s. we tend to be less doubting that that is why elderly people report being happier with life. something to look forward to but it is one of the many reasons why they are more gullible. some of them. but the third part is there is a concerted effort to release since the 1950's and has done more extreme and it has legitimacies per cubic of "fortune" magazine and there are tens stocks to select. 2007 they picked ag and it is no and on. that is true. the government did not bail out enron. and legitimacy is given to this and so they come to the many show and it looks great and these people are persuasive. nobody is walking around saying don't trust the word i am saying. and these people tell me this is what they believe and they will try these products and see what happens. i spoke to one person and he told me he lost a couple hundred thousand dollars during said doc, booming and i said what lessons did you take from the? he said stop-loss order
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